Piedmont Wine

 

The name in Italian means “foot of the mountain,” given its location at the foot of the Alps and the Appenine Mountains. These help to moderate the hot and dry summers, with cool, foggy springs and autumns, and frigid winters. There are a whopping 52 DOC/DOCGs zones, with the most famous being Asti (for both Moscato d’Asti and Asti Spumante), the two Barbera districts, Barbaresco, the six Dolcetto districts, the Freisas, the Grignolinos, Langhe, Monferato and of course, Barolo Chinato. Tradition is the region’s most valued currency, and no other region in Italy, perhaps the world, holds as much importance to tradition in respect to sense of place, methods of viticulture and loyalty to craftsmanship as the Piedmontese. In Piedmont there are no IGT’s (a non-specific regional label with loose standards for ingredients and methods).
 
Piedmont has undergone many landlords. It was first settled by the Celtics, then the Greeks, then the Romans, then the marauding Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains

    History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what i...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

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  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

    When an activity like wine making – poetical and practical at the same time – is passed down from...

  • Dessilani

    Respect for the territory and for the grapes, the elegance of the wine, the pleasant feeling when...

  • Ettore Germano

    The "Germano Ettore" estate lies on one of the most important crus of Serralunga d'Alba named "Ce...

  • G.B. Burlotto

    Our wines are created in an ancient structure, which surrounds an interior garden. Fermentation t...

  • Batasiolo

    Almost a crypt, where the ancient alchemy of transforming must into fine wines is celebrated. Th...

  • Carlo Giacosa

    Since in Barbaresco the vine was not the Mistress of the hills, Donato Giacosa, the father of ...

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Cascina Adelaide Barolo 2004

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    From young vines 10-15 years old in La Morra.This offers up elegant and restrained notes of hot iron, mint and coffee, it seems a bit closed at the moment. In the mouth this is like a black flannel cape, broad with mass but covering who knows what. Slowly the wine gains aromatics, the ionized air after a rainstorm, a touch of wood, a whiff of ci... Read More

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  • Adelaide Barolo 2004

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    From young vines 10-15 years of age in BaroloThe aromatics here are pure and expressive with classic liquory red fruits, a touch of brownie, well integrated oak and fine notes of warm drying cherries, slight medicinal/herbal tones and dark tea. This starts out big and deceptively soft then the great acids pop out and balance the well managed but... Read More

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  • Adelaide Barolo 2004

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    From 40 to 50 year old vines in BaroloSmoky and marked by woody spice this none-the-less has strong fresh nebbiolo fruit with herbal, arugula and anise notes rising above the iron rich soil and asphalt tones on the nose. Elegant and refined in the mouth with solid structure lending a bit of chewiness to the dark, dense fruit that recalls plums a... Read More

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  • Cascina Adelaide Barolo 2004

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    A five vineyard blend that is fermented in tini for two weeks then aged in a combination of Botte and used barrique.Woodsy on the nose with strong balsamic and sottobosco notes. Not a fruit driven nose with deep flinty minerality. Sweetish and front-loaded in the mouth then very linear and precise with fine balance between the polished tannins a... Read More

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  • Cascina Adelaide Nebbiolo Barolo Italy Red Dry 2005

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    A blend of fruit from the various communes, fermented in tini for over two weeks then aged in botte for and a few second passage barriques for a year.A bit fumy at first with an edge of light toast which are quickly replaced with notes or fresh white flowers and a touch of woodsy angelica root. There are competing notes of melon ring, wood spice... Read More

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  • Eredi Lodali Treiso Barolo 2000

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  • Stroppiana Barolo Vigna San Giacomo 2002

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    Barolo Vigna San Giacomo 2002Subtle on the nose with a gentle layered quality to the slight prune notes that are complimented by nutty tones and an underlay of powdery dried clay. The tannins here are surprisingly ripe and this is elegant in the mouth with refreshing acidity but ultimately lacks a bit of volume and follow through on the backend ... Read More

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  • Stroppiana Barolo Vigna San Giacomo 2003

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    This offers up a fresh bouquet on the nose with classic cherry in alcohol notes and subtle touches of mint and herb. It is big and round in the mouth with powerful tannins and fine integrated acidity yielding a palate profile that is a bit tough but there seems to be ample bright fruit behind the structure for medium term ageing. The finish is s... Read More

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  • Stroppiana Barolo Gabutti Bussia 2004

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    From 15-year-old vines in Monforte, this sees 7-10 days maceration than is aged in botte of Slavonian oak for two years.Floral and a touch of leafy underbrush on the nose, perhaps a touch hot as well with a touch of confiture to the frutti di bosco notes. With are classic notes of mint, licorice, and a slight medicinal edge emerge. Really big g... Read More

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  • Stroppiana Barolo Vigna San Giacomo 2004

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    From 45-year-old vines, sees 7-10 days of maceration then 12-15 months in barrique the assembled in a botte of French oak and aged for 1 year before being bottled.Offers up a nose reminiscent of Ginestra with notes of very ripe, dark fruit, seared cherry notes and an almost fudgy top note. Dusty and gently woody with an exotic sandalwood edge. T... Read More

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